The Social Network: A Review in "Really"

Niki Tehranchi
by Niki Tehranchi

The following review of the Oscar nominated movie "The Social Network" is filled with spoilers so for those of you out there who are still waiting with bated breath to view a film about Facebook with all its super exciting high jinks and surprise twists and suspenseful turns, please read no further.

Really? Mark Zuckerberg's sole motivation for starting up a Billion dollar social and cultural Internet phenomena that eventually led to him being named as Time Magazine's person of the Year is so he could impress this really hot girl who spurned him in college?  Really?

Really? The line "Let's get that nerd!" was not lifted by award-winning script "genius" Aaron Sorkin directly from one of those Revenge of the Nerds movies from the 80s? Really?

Really? Justin Timberlake had a major role in this movie? Really?

Really? Jesse Eisenberg deserved to be nominated for a Best Actor Oscar alongside Javier Bardem, Jeff Bridges and Colin Firth? Really?

Really? Computer geeks have hot, sex-crazed groupies? Really?

Really? It was important to make a Facebook movie at this stage of the game? Really?

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Anahid Hojjati

Esfand jan, I am not into IM either

by Anahid Hojjati on

I thinK IM is too much. Some of these chat things, I remember I would be getting ready to go to work and my long lost friend who was now on facebook would want to chat. There were instances that they would write so what happened with so and so, her picture looks bad,any way, gossip. One of the few times I enjoyed the chats was when an old classmate chatted with me about my poems and let me know that his dad was the one who wrote the song for "chera nemeeraghsi" and many other Vigen songs. I enjoyed that chat and learned something. Sorry for roodederazi,my point was that I am not a fan of IM either. Now if there is special someone,that would be different.

Esfand Aashena

Anahid jaan it seems Twitter is easier to "stay in touch".

by Esfand Aashena on

From what I've heard it's a process to stay in touch with facebook.  Perhaps the difference is like sending emails and Instant Messaging. 

Again I refuse to use IM at work!  

Everything is sacred

Anahid Hojjati

Esfand jan, about Twitter

by Anahid Hojjati on

More than a year ago, I signed up for Twitter but I never used it. Right after I signed up, I got notification that several people were going to follow me. I felt bad for them since I don't even follow myself. Seriously, why would anyone want to follow me? Twitter seems too much for me and I think only well known people should use it.About the missing thing, reminds me of the saying:"If you don't go away, how am I ever going to miss you?"

Esfand Aashena

I haven't seen it yet but there are too many nominations.

by Esfand Aashena on

There are too many "charity" or "box office" nominations.  This movie and being so recent to the advent of Facebook is so rushed! Darius jaan had a blog earlier about how Hollywood keeps editing fast and furious which takes away our opportunity to ponder and enjoy something.  Movies, even dramas and comedies, are full of action shoved down our throats!

I'm watching more independent and foreign movies and enjoying them much more than most of today's Hollywood.

The crop of nominations this year are not very strong in my opinion. 

By the way, I hear Twitter is much better than Facebook.  I wouldn't know because I don't use either one!  If I didn't go to Iran for visits I may have opened a Facebook account.  I think it's good that connects people specially from older generation with lost friends but with this new generation they're at each others throat every freaking second with text, cell phone, twits, updates and so on!  So you never get a chance to miss anyone anymore! 

Everything is sacred

Anahid Hojjati

Usually, I don't get excited about movies that I know the ending

by Anahid Hojjati on

Niki jan, thanks for your blog. You do have some good points about this movie.  My daughter really wanted to see this movie but I told her to see it with her dad or with her friends. Movies that I know of their ending are not interesting for me. I never saw Titanic in the movie theatre because we all know what happened at the end. Besides, in addition to knowing the ending, the ending is sad, that is two against a movie in my book. I am a major escapist in my choice of movies.  Now The King's speech is a different story because before this movie, I did not know the story behind it.

Any way, almost everyday I use facebook, do I really want to see a movie about it? No. But then everyone who saw it, liked it.

Jahanshah Javid


by Jahanshah Javid on

Thanks Niki. I never got to hype surrounding this film. I did not care about the characters and the story never grabbed me. But it was a box office hit and lots of people liked it, so I dunno...